Buffalo River

23 03, 2019

Highlands Chapter Dayhike: Indian Creek Bushwhack (Ponca Wilderness-Buffalo National River)

By | 2019-03-18T18:16:04+00:00 March 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

This Saturday, probably rain or shine, Terry Fredrick will be leading a hike into the Ponca Wilderness and exploring Indian Creek. This hike is rated as being very difficult (and rugged) and beautiful. If you have any questions please call Terry. The meeting time is for an 8:00 departure from Root School. Other details can be found in the hike announcement below. This week's hike: Indian Creek bushwack Day, Date:  Saturday, March 23, 2019 Name of Hike: Indian Creek Loop Location:  Ponca Wilderness, Buffalo National River near Kyles Landing Type of Hike:  Dayhike, Bushwhack Hiking Distance:  5.0 miles Vertical Elevation Distance:  900 ft Rating:  Very difficult due to absence of trail, stream crossings, undergrowth, scrambling over slippery surfaces and large boulders, scrambling up and down steep slopes which require the use of ropes, ascent of a vertical rock wall, crawling near and negotiating high ledges. Features:  This is a very difficult hike, but you will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Ozarks including the Eye of the Needle, Arkansas Cave, and impressive waterfalls.  There will be hiking on narrow ledges, much scrambling and the use of ropes in two areas.  We will hike from Kyles Landing up [...]

2 07, 2012

Legacy of Conservation – 50 Years and Counting

By | 2012-07-06T20:09:49+00:00 July 2nd, 2012|Categories: 50th Anniversary|Tags: , |

The Ozark Society will mark its 50th Anniversary of conservation efforts in Arkansas this weekend with a return to its original roots on the beautiful Buffalo River. [divider] The two-day celebration at Tyler Bend Recreation Area for OS members and honored guests will include hiking and paddling activities along the iconic Ozark stream the organization was founded to save from being dammed by the Corps of Engineers in 1962. The perseverance of founder Dr. Neil Compton and his like-minded friends extended for 10 years before the free-flowing Buffalo River was named the first “national river” in 1972, to be preserved and enjoyed forevermore as a natural treasure. The anniversary, however, will also recognize the many other contributions to conservation the OS has achieved during a half-century of its steadfast pursuit of its mission to preserve the wild and scenic rivers, wilderness and unique natural features of the Ozark-Ouachita region. Paraphrasing the words of President Theodore Roosevelt, the rich legacy can be attributed to a record of speaking softly and carrying a big stick. For OS members past and present, the “stick” refers the paddles and hiking sticks used for their avid enjoyment of streams and trails. Speaking softly, on the other [...]